Rufus Cathey

Sounds Abound DJ and Master of Ceremonies

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Rufus's Bio

Why do I DJ events? It’s all about the people and it’s all about the music! I love to meet new people and communicate with them to make their event special and unique; and I will work with the event staff to make sure everything is taken care of for you. My easy going nature and infectious energy will keep everyone in a good mood and help make your event run seamlessly.  Music has a magical way of bringing people together, and I enjoy coordinating the right songs, to make that magic come alive.

I have been studying music ever since I was little, and began my professional DJ career in 2004.  Through the years I have developed a deep understanding for music, and how it makes people feel.  I will always make sure that you are receiving the highest level of service.

I like the challenge of mixing different styles of music together, learning the vibe of the crowd and getting them moving. I have a passion for all styles and eras of music and I can make anything go together. I know what to play to get a party going and know how to use your song selections to add to the energy on the dance floor.

Thank you for your consideration, and I am very confident that you have chosen the right company!

What Clients Say About Rufus

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Christina & Martin – October 5, 2012

“I absolutely LOVED the music and the DJs. They were great about taking requests, but also gently letting down guests who requested songs that weren’t approved. I think the thing I appreciated the most was that Rufus looked like he was having as much fun as we were. I think it really made everyone feel comfortable because he was setting a great tone on the dance floor. I really can’t say enough how great things were. The whole process from the initial meeting, to paying online, to the website, to the day off was just easy and fun. I LOVED it! I would recommend Sounds Abound to anyone and everyone! Thank you so, so, so much!!!!!”

Jen & Randy – September 28, 2012

“Rufus was absolutely AMAZING!!! We had a great connection when I sat down and talked with him and I knew he would be great and he was. He had great music section the entire night. Kept everyone on the dance floor, which was our goal. Everyone is saying this is one of the best weddings they ever went to! So Thank You Rufus for making our day so AMAZING!!!”

Cathy – Naperville Moms Network Back 2 School BBQ – September 15, 2012

“Rufus was awesome, great music selection, dancing with the kids. Sounds Abound is our DJ of choice for my practice and Naperville Moms Network!” -Dr. Cathy

Libby & Joseph – August 10, 2012

“Wonderful! I felt like I didn’t need to worry about a thing. Rufus was absolutely wonderful and kept everyone dancing all night! He was so easy to work with and seemed to know exactly what we wanted even when we didn’t! I would highly recommend Rufus and Sounds Abound in the future. It was perfect!”

Sally & Ross – July 20, 2012

“Rufus was amazing, I will be recommend him to all my friends!”

Krystal & Tony – July 14, 2012

“We were very pleased with Rufus. He did an excellent job overall & we had such a fine time. Rufus was very fun & interactive with us and our guests. He was very flexible in what we needed & worked with us. We received several compliments from our guests on how much they enjoyed the music he played & what a good job he did. Our evening was great!”

Aaron & Dana – June 22, 2012

“I wanted to thank you guys for an excellent ceremony and reception! Our DJ Rufus did an exceptional job and shares our love of music and it showed in his and our selections! We had an unforeseen circumstance that caused a delay in our ceremony but we were able to accommodate our guests by moving cocktail hour up and having music available in 2 locations at the same time. Our DJ was well prepared and equipped to handle this unexpected schedule change with no disruption to the overall ceremony and reception. Thanks so much again!!”

Cynthia & Paul – June 9, 2012

“Rufus is an excellent DJ,he is very easy to work with and he goes out of his way to make sure you are satisfied.I will recommend Rufus to all of my family and friends.He really knows music and he knows how to keep every one on the dance floor.He even leaded all of the line dances on the dance floor which I really liked. All of the office staff was always pleasant and helpful. I highly recommend Rufus,he made our wedding reception so much fun, no manner what your age is.”

Virginia – Son’s Graduation – June 8, 2012

“My son planned his graduation party very last minute!!!! so I contacted your agency on a short notice and you accommodated my needs and worked to make it happen. I was very happy with the over all experience. Thank you”

Megan & Chris – May 26, 2012

“Rufus was wonderful. He was early and so helpful with everything at our wedding. My minister had not showed up 15 minutes before the ceremony and Rufus took the initiative and called him to get his status. Having him there seriously allowed me to enjoy my wedding more.”

William R. – Benet Academy – Daddy Daughter Dance – April 14, 2012

“On behalf of the Dad’s Club of Benet Academy, Lisle Illinois I wanted to let you know how happy we were with Rufus Cathey’s DJ performance last week at our annual Father Daughter Dance. We knew we needed to make some changes to the event, wanting a more interactive, fun evening that would engage the Fathers and Daughters. When I saw the article in the Naperville Sun about Sounds Abound I thought I would take a chance, and it paid off big time!Rufus listened to our goals and made it happen… could not have been better! We got lots of compliments, and the Dad’s stayed in the room and danced! Sounds abound is lucky to have Rufus on their staff.”

Kristine & Nathan – April 7, 2012

“Rufus was great, the Sounds Abound team professional, punctual, great to work with and helped provide an overall great experience for our wedding. What I liked the best was how easy the process was. From providing songs list, to confirming names and getting people in their seats, it was a great experience. I would recommend them for any wedding.”

Paola & Dave – August 14, 2011

“I really want to say that the communication with Rufus was great. He called several days prior to introduce himself and then everyday thereafter in order to make sure everything was perfect. My husband and I did not have many musical suggestions but Rufus was able to provide numerous options to us. I would also like to say that the music he played was great. He had people from all ages to those who never danced on the floor and having an amazing time. So we wanted to Thank you for everything Sounds Abound did to make our wedding a very special day.”

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